Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2024 — Building on the momentum from a successful first day of the World Blockchain Summit, organized by Trescon, Day 2 concluded with thought-provoking discussions, cutting-edge innovations, and actionable insights at the JW Marriott Hotel Marina in Dubai. Held last April 22nd and 23rd, the event gathered leading industry experts, blockchain innovators, government stakeholders, and investors, spotlighting next-generation blockchain solutions' practical applications.

The World Blockchain Summit 2024 exceeded expectations, drawing over 2000+ C-Suite, 300+ investors, 100+ sponsors, and 50+ speakers. The event fostered a dynamic environment for learning, networking, and innovation. Filled with rich discussions and insightful keynotes, the summit focused on enhancing the adoption of blockchain across crucial sectors such as finance, the food industry, and more.

One of the notable highlights from the event was the panel discussion on “The IInvestor's"Perspective of Digital Assets: Challenges and Promises of the Digital Age,” moderated by Juliet Su, Partner, NewTribe Capital, examined the role of developing economies in embracing digital assets as a means for financial inclusion and economic growth. The panelists, Richard Muirhead, Managing Partner, Fabric Ventures; Diana Biggs, Partner, 1kx; Amit Grover, General Partner and Managing Partner, Koinonos Capital, and Grover & Company, shared their insights on how the digital asset landscape is evolving.

Another noteworthy session was the keynote presentation on “Unleashing the Power of Blockchain: A Journey Beyond Transactions” by Rizwan Shaikh, Chief Technology Officer at White Shark Blockchain Solutions DMCC.

One standout moment was the panel discussion on “Enterprise Adoption: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Trends in the Blockchain Ecosystem,” Moderated by Maha Al-Saadi, Head of Regulatory Affairs, QFC Financial Services Sector; the panel explored blockchain adoption challenges and barriers. The panelists, George Gvazava, Chief Crypto Officer, Bank of Georgia; Maher Al Kaabi, Advisor to Chairman & Independent Board, Alserkal Group; Aditya Tallapragada, CEO, Medifakt; Wolfgang Grabher, Founder, CEO and Chairman, SUN AG; Kiruthik Raaj, Co-founder & Head of Engineering, Hedgeblock, deliberated on the successful blockchain use-cases and spoke about the educational initiatives to bridge the knowledge gap and drive mainstream blockchain adoption.

Sharing his experience, Thomas Bleimuth, Chief Asset Management Officer at Anbruggen Capital, remarked, “I appreciate the opportunity to speak at the WBS panel. It was very well-organized and a truly memorable experience.”
Sharath Kumar, Business Director, Trescon, expressed his enthusiasm about assembling global blockchain pioneers and innovators in Dubai, noting, "The Summit showcased Dubai's strategic emergence as a global hub for cryptocurrency, accentuating its significant role within the regional and worldwide innovation ecosystems that drive blockchain adoption forward."

The event also hosted the Dubai regionals of the Startup World Cup by Pegasus Tech Ventures, offering startups a stage to present their innovations to global investors. Pentagon Games emerged victorious among the competitors, leading the rapidly evolving gaming industry by integrating XR Metaverse for innovative content distribution and employing Web3 and AI as the foundation for their GameFi initiatives.

Following the remarkable success of the World Blockchain Summit in Dubai, we thank CNBC for their invaluable partnership. Their support has been instrumental in reinforcing our commitment to advancing global blockchain innovation and collaboration.

Supporters of the 29th Edition of the World Blockchain Summit

About World Blockchain Summit (WBS)

World Blockchain Summit (WBS) is an event by Trescon that supports the global growth of the blockchain, crypto, and Web3 ecosystem.

WBS is the wworld'slongest-running blockchain, crypto, and web3-focused summit series. Since our inception in 2017, we have hosted more than 20 editions in 11 countries as we strive to create the ultimate networking and deal flow platform for the Web3 ecosystem. Each edition brings together global leaders and emerging startups, including investors, developers, IT leaders, entrepreneurs, government authorities, etc.

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